The RCE Iskandar Sustainable and Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2018 was held at Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru on 8 August 2018 from 8am to 5pm in conjunction with Iskandar Learning Festival 2018.
This event was organized by Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), RCE Iskandar, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and Johor State Education Department (JPNJ), in collaboration with Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (MBIP) and Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd. This was the 4th year of the program which started in 2015.
The RCE Iskandar Sustainable and Low Carbon Schools Exhibition 2018 aimed at providing opportunities to schools to showcase their efforts in creating sustainable and low carbon schools and to increase the awareness of low carbon society and sustainable development goals among students, teachers, parents and the community.
More than 1700 visitors from schools, universities and public attended the event. A total of 28 schools participated in the exhibition cum competition to present their green activities and project to panels of judges.
The schools’ projects were judged by international and local experts in environment education from Kyoto City, Kyoto Environmental Activities Association, KIKO Network Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), SWM Environment Sdn Bhd, Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd, IRDA, JPNJ, IPG Temenggung Ibrahim and UTM.
There were also exhibitions by the governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO), social enterprises and higher learning institute, such as Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri, i-Cycle, J-Biotech, Jabatan Alam Sekitar, Kelab Alami, Soka Gakkai Malaysia, SWM Environment, Owlnext, Youth Hab, MAEKO, Green U Leisure, CEE UTM, UTM MOOC, UTM Campus Sustainability, UTM Tropicalmap, UTM Green DNA, AIESEC and Urban Farming. In addition, a number of expert speakers were invited to give free talks and workshops related to the theme of the exhibitio
This year, 12 schools were awarded with the gold medal, 13 schools won the silver medal and 1 school received the bronze medal. SJKC Ping Ming and SMK Dato Jaafar won the best of the best for the primary school and secondary school categories respectively.
The best poster awards were awarded to SK Pekan Nanas (primary school) and Sekolah Tun Fatimah (secondary school) respectively. The best booth awards went to SJKC Pulai (primary school) and SMK Tun Fatimah Hashim (secondary school).
The winners were invited to showcase their schools’ projects at the Iskandar Malaysia-Kyoto Symposium on Low Carbon Society’s Community Engagement and Capacity Building which was held on 18 November 2018 at Le Grandeur Hotel, Senai.